Female Pedestrian Critically Injured in Suspected Phoenix DUI Accident
Drinking and driving is never a good decision, and there are still too many examples of innocent people being injured or worse because of drunk driving. This is the unfortunate reality despite all of the efforts of private organizations, public entities and governmental agencies alike. Sadly, police suspect that drinking and driving was once again responsible for a terrible Phoenix pedestrian accident that left a woman fighting for her life. The crash was so severe that the light rail system was delayed, and the driver in the crash was suspected.
According to authorities, this suspected Phoenix DUI accident occurred yesterday when a woman and her husband were struck by the driver of a BMW as they were walking near the Osborn/Central Light Rail station. The woman was critically injured and her husband suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee the scene afterward, but there was too much traffic in the area and he was unable to escape. He was soon arrested by police on suspicion of Arizona DUI. None of the names of those involved were released.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to express our hope that the woman who was so badly injured in this suspected Phoenix DUI accident is able to recover from the harm she has suffered. In addition, this Phoenix pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur, leading to more than 1,300 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
Phoenix DUI Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that (a) the driver of the BMW was at fault and that (b) he was intoxicated, he could face serious criminal charges. In addition, he could face an Arizona personal injury lawsuit if the woman decides to file such a claim. If a case is filed and it's successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the woman for her medical costs, her lost income and her pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of h who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.